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Returning champ Boat to test High Banks despite July crash in Lincoln

By Richie Murray

One month after a frightening accident during the USAC National Midget event at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Chad Boat will make his return behind the wheel for a big week of Midget racing in the nation's heartland August 1 in Fairbury, Neb., August 2 in Beloit, Kans. and August 4-5 at Belleville, Kans.

Boat will attempt to become only the fourth driver to win consecutive events hoping to join the short exclusive list which includes: Stan Fox (1979-80), Kasey Kahne (2000-01), and Bryan Clauson (2009- 10).

It was this week and these same three events last year where Chad Boat broke out for his first three career USAC Midget wins in the span of five nights, which has the Phoenix, Ariz. native most eager to return to the track.


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